{revision-control} is about using revision-control software together with (La)TeX documents.

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Count words difference between newest and old .tex file on SVN commit

I use latex for writing papers and I would like to bring more control over my progress - in other words - count lines and words. But I always forget to check how many words I have before I start ...
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svn-multi: committed PDF always has an offset in revision number?

I'm using the svn-multi package to keep track of different versions of my PhD thesis. One problem (I did not find anything about it in the manual or in the web, but maybe I overlooked it): I have ...
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texdiff for multi-file documents in subversion

I've been looking for a convenient way to highlight changes between subversion revisions of my Latex document in the generated PDF. I am working on a reasonably complex document that pulls together ...
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Subversion keyword string inside LaTeX document

I put a subversion keyword string inside my LaTeX document. It looks like: $LastChangedDate: 2011-01-16 18:09:33 +0100 (nie) $ and it gets replaced (simple textual substitution) every time I make a ...
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adding vc to restricted write18 list

I want to use the vc bundle to add version information to my files. I'd like to go the "write18" route, rather than the makefile route, for now at least. I believe to make it work, I need to allow the ...
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How do I use git submodules to keep one preamble template for all my documents?

I’ve read this which outlines the advantages of using submodules in git to use one centralized preamble .tex to be used for all future LaTeX document. When the preamble is changed, all documents ...
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Is there a LaTeX editor supporting Subversion out of the box?

Actually I am new to Subversion. Shortly speaking, Subversion is a tool to manage versioning of documents, especially for software developers. You can find the details here. I have a team to write a ...
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How to backup TeX documents efficiently?

Currently I'm finishing my master thesis. During time I was systematically copying entire file (TeX, bibitex etc.) on external drive. Are there any better ways than that? What ways of backup you ...
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Best LaTeX-aware diff and merge tools for subversion

What's a good (or preferably, in your opinion the best) way to make subversion diff'ing and merging LaTeX-aware? I know latexdiff and latexrevision exist, but it's not clear to me how to make those ...
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Including parts of a LaTeX document in another document WITHOUT splitting up original document

I'm working on a paper with some collaborators. At the same time, I'm writing my dissertation for my defense next month. I need to include the paper in the dissertation, but it doesn't just become a ...
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Avoid inputting a file multiple times

I have a revision string automatically saved to a file VERSION (it is the output of git describe and usually looks like v2.2-19-g0a51c27), and define a command \newcommand*\fileversion{\input{VERSION}...
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Using latexdiff with git

I'd like to be able to use latexdiff with git. At the moment I have an alias in my .gitconfig file for a word-based diff: [alias] wdiff = diff --color-words but is it possible to make an alias ...
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What version control system should I use for my LaTeX documents? [closed]

The answers to this question have convinced me I want to start using some kind of version control system. The question is, which should I use? First this is mainly just for myself, not for ...
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What are the advantages of using version control (git, CVS etc) in LaTeX documents

Why would I need to use version control with my LaTeX documents? I know people who do it, and I've seen questions about it on here and on SO, but I haven't understood what value there is to doing it......
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How can you use LaTeX to write a document with other people?

I imagine that many users are or were [PhD] students, so I would like to know: how do you use LaTeX to write a document (like the final dissertation) that requires many revisions from other people. ...
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LaTeX packages for use with revision control

I use revision control (Subversion, to be exact) to keep track of the edits to my LaTeX documents. Is there a LaTeX package that interfaces with revision control? Specifically, it would be nice to see ...